Written by: J. Logan
In honor of the wonderful day of Friday, we decided to take on one of the best hashtags, #FlashBackFriday. Me, being the cornball that I am, decided what would be a better start to spark the memories than with Bring It On. However, I'm not just going talk about the first one, we're talking Bring It On and Bring It On Again. I won't be talking about the other installments of the film that were released in the following years because they weren't as well developed as the first two in my opinion. I am a huge Bring It On fan and have watched the movies in the series countless amounts of times and they all touch a cultural appropriation in many ways. They also included great jokes and pretty great talent for most of the films although the stories line were all basically the same.
The first film was released in 2000 and is still one of the biggest cheerleader comedies within pop culture. The first film was pretty much a trademark for all us 90s babies and still gets aired on many television channels. Although Kirsten Dunst (Torrance Shipman) was already a rising star when she was cast in the film, it was Gabrielle Union's (Isis) breakout film. They both brought a lot of sass and with ELiza Dushku (Missy Pantone) and the rest of the cast the comedy and cast connection was great. The first one also had some of the best cheer showdowns, the stunts, and cheer routines. The sequel, Bring It On Again, was released in 2004 and was a straight-to-video film. Although it wasn't as good as the first one it was a great film in my opinion. The cheer showdowns and stunts were good, but the cast could have brought a better connection in my opinion. Both films are still my two favorite films in the series.
In honor of my two favorite Bring It On Films, I 'd like to show you some of my favorite moments from both films. I hope you enjoy my top picks, let me know in the comments what your favorite moments from any of the films in the series are.
The other great moments from the first film was the cheer off between the Torros and the Clovers during the Torros football game, which is a pretty iconic scene. The other is the scene from the end credits when the cast lip syncs the classic 80s pop song Oh, Mickey by Toni Basil. The cheer off showed who was really top dog when it came to cheer originality and the end credits are just too adorable with great bloopers not to include in my top moments.
One of my top moments from the second film, Bring It On Again was the practice showdown the Renegades and the Stingers had during their last practice before their big competition against each other. This cheer off was cute and sassy and is still one of my favorite scenes.